Intermediate Modern Greek 1

Course Description

Intermediate language instruction and readings in modern Greek literature, history and culture. Prereq: GRK 1131 or the equivalent. Course code: GRK 2200 (Links to an external site.). General Education Requirement: HN. Class number: 21229. Credits: 03. Zoom link: available in Canvas. Times: T 4, R 4-5.  GRK 2200 (Links to an external site.) is a course offered in the Department of Classics (Links to an external site.) at the University of Florida (Links to an external site.). Department contact: Kenneth Van Doren, 125b Dauer Hall, (352) 273-3701.

Study Materials


  • Κ. και Φ. Αρβανιτάκη. Επικοινωνήστε ελληνικά 2. Αθήνα: Δέλτος 2015 (K. and F. Arvanitakis, Communicate in Greek 2. Deltos Publishers 2015.)

Additional Texts (to be distributed by the instructor)

  • Ν.Γ.Πολίτης. Μελέται περί του βίου και της γλώσσης του ελληνικού λαού: Παραδόσεις Α΄. Αθήνα: Σακελλαρίου 1904 (N.G. Politis. Studies on the Language and Life of the Greek People: Traditions, 1. Athens: Sakellariou 1904.)
  • J.L. Tomkinson. Haunted Greece. Nymphs, Vampires, and Other Exotica. Athens: Anagnosis 2004.

Course Requirements and Grading

  • Two exams, equally weighted (60% of final grade):
    Format: translation from Greek into English and from English into Greek.
Grading scale
< 100 %
to 94.0%
<94.0 %
to 90.0%
< 90.0 %
to 87.0%
< 87.0 %
to 84.0%
< 84.0 %
to 80.0%
< 80.0 %
to 77.0%
< 77.0 %
to 74.0%
< 74.0 %
to 70.0%
< 70.0 %
to 67.0%
< 67.0 %
to 64.0%
< 64.0 %
to 61.0%
< 61.0 %
to 0.0%

 General information on current UF policies for assigning grade points is available in the Undergraduate Catalog.

Attendance and General Course Policy

  • Attendance. Requirements for class attendance and make-up exams, assignments, and other work in this course are consistent with university policies that can be found in the online Undergraduate Catalog
  • Laptop policy. Students are required to bring to class a laptop, handheld, or other web-enabled device that would allow them to connect to e-learning.
  • Class Etiquette. Students are strongly discouraged from leaving the class in the middle of a lesson. Those who need to do so must obtain the instructor’s permission at the beginning of class.
  • Makeup Examinations. Makeup exams are given only in extraordinary circumstances. Students who are unable to take exams at the appointed dates should notify the instructor’s assistants in advance.
  • Honor Code. Students in CLA 3160 are expected to comply with the Academic Honor Code of the University of Florida.

ADA Requirements

Students requesting classroom accommodation must first register with the Dean of Students Office. The Dean of Students Office will provide documentation to the student who must then provide this documentation to the Instructor when requesting accommodation. For information about services available to students with special needs, contact the Disability Resource Center.

Course Evaluations

Students are expected to provide feedback on the quality of instruction in this course based on 10 criteria. These evaluations are conducted online at Evaluations are typically open during the last two or three weeks of the semester, but students will be given specific times when they are open. Summary results of these assessments are available to students at”


  • Robert S. Wagman. Campus address: 125c Dauer Hall. E-mail: Office hours: by appointment on Zoom.                       

Readings and Class Calendar

01 SEP 01 Orientation
02 SEP 03 Arvanitakis ch.1
03 SEP 08 Arvanitakis ch.1 (cont.)
04 SEP 10 Arvanitakis ch.2
05 SEP 15 Arvanitakis ch.2 (cont.)
06 SEP 17 Arvanitakis ch.3
07 SEP 22 Arvanitakis ch.3 (cont.)
08 SEP 24 Arvanitakis ch.4
09 SEP 29 Arvanitakis ch.4 (cont.)
10 OCT 01 Arvanitakis ch.5
11 OCT 06 Arvanitakis ch.5 (cont.)
12 OCT 08 Arvanitakis ch.6
13 OCT 13 Arvanitakis ch.6 (cont.)
14 OCT 15 Arvanitakis ch.7
15 OCT 20 Arvanitakis ch.7 (cont.)
16 OCT 22 Arvanitakis ch.8
17 OCT 27 Arvanitakis ch.8 (cont.)
18 OCT 29 Arvanitakis ch.9
19 NOV 03 Arvanitakis ch.9 (cont.)
20 NOV 05 MIDTERM EXAMINATION (same time and place as class)
21 NOV 10 Arvanitakis ch.10
23 NOV 12 Arvanitakis ch.10 (cont.)
24 NOV 17 Arvanitakis ch.11
25 NOV 19 Arvanitakis ch.11 (cont.)
26 NOV 24 Arvanitakis ch.12
00 NOV 26 NO CLASS. Have a happy Thanksgiving!
00 DEC 01 NO CLASS. Have a happy Thanksgiving!
27 DEC 03 Arvanitakis ch.12 (cont.)
28 DEC 08 Review
29 DEC 12 FINAL EXAMINATION (7:30 am – 9:30 am, same room as class)